It is with great sadness that the family of Sharon June Elder (Ossman) announces her sudden passing on May 8, 2017 in Davis, CA. She was 71 years old.
A native of San Francisco, Sharon survived thyroid cancer as a child. She went on to graduate from Balboa High School where she was a champion doubles tennis player, together with her cousin Joan. Later, as a young mother, Sharon earned an Associates of Arts degree from Santa Rosa Junior College. Sharon worked as a bookkeeper for the construction companies Sebastopol Ready Mix and Dynamic Pre-Cast for 27 years.
A longtime resident of Sebastopol, one of the greatest joys in Sharon's life was raising her two children. She volunteered at her children's schools and at Sebastopol Community Church, played on a tennis team in Santa Rosa, played bunko with the same group of women for decades, and enjoyed weekly volleyball games at Ragle Park or the church. Sharon was a lifetime member of the San Francisco Turners. In 2014, Sharon moved to Davis, CA to be closer to her only grandchild. While in Davis, Sharon volunteered to lead English conversation groups for English language learners from all over the world, participated in the Davis Genealogy Club, and devoted much of her time to her granddaughter and her daughter's family. Her exceptional kindness, generosity, humbleness, and gentleness touched the hearts of all who knew her.
Sharon will be forever remembered by her children Matt Elder and Brigitte Elder, her son-in-law Scott Treanor, and her beloved granddaughter Hailey Treanor. Sharon will also be fondly remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews, and her Ossman and Vinal cousins.
A celebration of Sharon's life will be held at 1:00 pm, on Sunday, June 11, at Sebastopol Community Church, 1000 Gravenstein Highway North.
In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make memorial donations to Sebastopol Community Church or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
Celebration of Life
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Sebastopol Community Church
1000 Gravenstein Highway North
Sebastopol, CA 95472